This blog is a re-post from the Studio Revolution Fitness Blog. I wanted to repost this blog because of my personal need to collect my thoughts and to chill the EF out. July has been a roller coaster of a month for me. I’ve spent the month shopping for a condo. The process hasn’t been easy. I’m looking forward to signing the final paperwork and to move forward with my life. The stress of looking for a place has been all-encompassing and I am ready to relax and sweat out my frustrations.
I am a huge fan of SURFSET, because of how effective the workout is. In a 45 minutes, you’re strengthen and tone your entire body. In a 45 minute Surf Salutation class, you’ll strengthen your core while giving your mind a rest. Surf Salutations is one of my favourite ways to escape the day and detox my frustrations away.
Detox Move: SUP Chair Twist
One of our favorite surf salutation detox exercises is the SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Chair with a twist. This moves builds heat in the legs and compresses the internal organs responsible for detoxification (the liver, the kidney, the small intestine and the large intestine).
To Perform This Move:
- Come to the center of your board and stand tall, feet hip width apart, (for an added challenge you can bring your feet to touch).
- Bring your hands to heart center and sit deep into your chair position. Hold here for a few breaths.
- On an exhale, twist to your right. (Twist from the core). Keep your hands in prayer position and bring your left elbow to the outside of your right knee. Hold for a few breaths and release to center. Repeat the twist on your left side.
The SUP Chair Twist is a powerful move that helps with digestion and circulation, and is perfect for re-building, rejuvenating and replenishing the body’s health after a stressful week or (two).